The Last Of Us Part 2 Update Adds Permadeath, Grounded Difficulty, And More (VIDEO)

Naughty Dog The Last of Us Part 2

Fans have been putting Ellie and company through their paces since The Last of Us Part 2 arrived on PlayStation 4. That said, Naughty Dog is releasing a new update for the popular journey, which brings the Grounded difficulty back, adds Permadeath, and much more.

In a new trailer, along with a corresponding blog post from the developers, fans are treated to what is on the horizon for The Last of Us Part 2. Most notably, players who are familiar with the series will be getting the rough and tough Grounded difficulty, which removes a bounty of elements, including parts of the HUD, the Listen mode, and more. In addition to this, the devs will be taking things a step further by adding Permadeath, which will make players start from the very beginning should they perish along the adventure.

Not only will the new The Last of Us Part 2 update be adding additional difficulty levels for players to enjoy, but it will also include new graphics modifiers to possibly enhance the overall experience. “Have you ever wondered what The Last of Us Part II would look like as a cel-shaded adventure or if it was made in the retro 8-bit era,” the blog post asks. “How about if it was a black and white noir thriller or sepia-toned classic?” Well, with the new update, players will be able to choose from nearly 30 graphics modes, as well as a bounty of audio modifiers.

The new The Last of Us Part 2 also features a handful of gameplay modifiers, including Infinite Ammo, One Shot, and much more. You can check out that full list below:

  • Mirror World
  • Mirror on Death
  • Slow Motion
  • Bullet Speed Mode
  • Infinite Ammo
  • Infinite Crafting
  • Infinite Melee Durability
  • Infinite Listen Mode Range
  • One Shot
  • Touch of Death
  • 8-bit Audio
  • 4-bit Audio
  • Helium Audio
  • Xenon Audio
  • Saves now display playtime up to the second
  • Film Grain Adjustment option
  • Disable Listen Mode option
  • Motion Sensor Function Aiming option
  • Arc Throw HUD Display option
  • Aiming Acceleration Scale option
  • Aiming Ramp Power Scale option
  • Accessibility improvements to Ground Zero encounter, collectible tracking, Enhanced Listen Mode for collectibles, and rope gameplay

The Last of Us Part 2 is available exclusively on the PlayStation 4, and the new update is set to arrive on August 13th. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you excited to check out all of the new features in the upcoming update for The Last of Us Part 2? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric Garrett2252 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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